Starting in/Ending in: Salt Lake City, Utah
Total driving distance approximately 844 miles
North America is made up of rich landscapes with natural wonders ranging from unusual geological formations to massive icy glaciers. The National Park system protects and preserves these Earth wonders where visitors can marvel at Mother Nature’s great displays of beauty. Salt Lake City, the vibrant, urban heart of Utah, is a great gateway to the geological wonders within the Rockies! Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands as a monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park Just north of it is Yellowstone, the world’s first National Park, gaining this esteemed title in 1872. Guests come to marvel at this site, a caldera formed when the super-volcano last erupted 600,000 years ago. There are over 300 geysers in the park, but the most famous is Old Faithful, which spews 8,000 gallons of boiling water every 90 minutes. In addition to its many natural glories, Yellowstone is a wildlife sanctuary that serves as home to free-roaming bison, grizzly bears, moose and elk! And there is more – like Craters of the Moon, a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush – another wonder not to miss on your way back to Salt Lake City!
- Great Salt Lake
- Grand Teton National Park
- Yellowstone National Park
- Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve